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October 30, 2013
by John Vink
The Borei Keila community, seeking a solution from the municipal authorities regarding their precarious habitat following their January 2012 eviction, marched to town hall again, following a rather predictable scenario: the community first pours through a roadblock set up by the police and then a roadblock set up by the community in front of the town hall is broken up by the police.

Shuffling, pushing, cursing, beating, it has become common. But today one man was arrested and brought to the police HQ on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. He was handled pretty roughly and even beaten up two or three times by the blue-clad municipal guards once inside the safety of the town hall compound.

More on the Borei Keila eviction HERE.

More on land issues in Cambodia in the 'Quest for Land' story which is available as an iApp on iTunes and which reports on land issues in Cambodia since the year 2000 with texts by Robert Carmichael and over 700 photographs.